Upcoming Square-Enix MMO Final Fantasy XIV has been dated for release on PC for September 22. Which strikes me as quite soon, and very bad timing for my university education. The PS3 version will not be released until March next year. I guess it’s easier to release to PC, fix all the bugs that will no doubt be around for the first few months of the game, then work that all into the PS3 release along with any optimizations.
On top of this news SE have also announced a shiny collectors edition consisting of standard CE fare:
- Travel Journal and Concept art
- Making-of DVD
- FFXIV tumbler
- Onion Helm in-game item
- Map of Eorzea
- Security token (I assume like WoWs)
- and your standard 30-day free game play along with a guest pass for a friend
Subscription fees have also been pegged at £8.99/month, with £2.10/month for each new character. Which to me sounds a bit harsh. I always liked to experiment when starting an MMO, this would make that a bit expensive. No idea if this was the same model on FFXI though.
The beta, which is still accepting applications as well as the FFXIII voucher, will be starting in July. No idea when the PS3 beta starts. If you want to test if your PC is up to snuff (it’s certainly not as low on resources as WoW) there’s a benchmark available here.
Bumper news day for FFXIV info over.